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EXIT BALMACEDA! Chile's Deposed Dictator Gone to His Doom. The Junta Had Left Him No Avenue of Escape. To Avoid a Worse Fate He Put a Bul let in His Brain. The Tragic Act Took Place In the Argen tine Legation In Santiago, Satur day Morning—Great Hejolc ing Among the People. Associated Press DisratcncG. New York, Sept. 20.—The Herald's Valparaiso cablegram states that ex- President Balmaceda, of Chile, shot himself through the temple in his room at the Argentine le gation, Santiago, on Saturday morn ing. The story became known in Valparaiso, Saturday afternoon, and created the greatest excitement. Last evening the city was brilliantly illu minated, and on every hand was heard sounds of rejoicing. HE DID NOT ESCAPE. It now seems that the story that Bal maceda escaped on the United States steamer San Francisco was erroneous. Instead, he left Santiago August 29th, in the hope of escaping from the coun try, but finding every avenue closed, returned to the city September 2d and went direct to the Argentine legation. Since then he has been extremely ner vous. No one, save the Argentine min ister and one other man devoted to Balmaceda, was permitted to see him. TUT A BULLET IN IMS BRAIN. About 8 o'clock Saturday morning a pistol shot was heard in Balmaceda's room, and Senor Urriburia, rushing in, found that the ex-president had just put a bullet into his brain. The junta was notified, and a com mittee immediately went to the house and viewed the body. ESCAPBD A WORSE FATE, As the news spread, crowds of people gathered around the Argentine legation. They cheered, hooted aud nearly went into frenzy over the death of their late enemy. Above all were heard shouts congratulating him that in taking his own life he had escaped a worse fate at the hands of the junta. THOUGHT HE WAS RIGHT. He left a letter to his mother and also a statement to the New York Her ald. As almost tbe last declarations of the dying man, they are of especial im portance. He says, among other things : "I acted during the past eighteen months with the conviction that I was right. I had no one in the army I could trust. The generals lied to me. Had they obeyed my orders, I think the battle of Aconcagua would have resulted in the defeat of the enemy." DECEIVED BY FALSE FRIENDS. "My heart has been with Chile through the whole trouble. I thought to rescue my country from foreign dom ination and make her the first republic in America. My enemies say I was cruel. Circumstances compelled me to sanction certain acts, but many acts attributed to me I never knew until after they had been committed. Until the final battle at Placilla, I had strong hopes of triumphing over my enemies. My generals assured me of victory. But they all lied. I know now that they only pretended to be my friends because of the money they could get from me. All the money I have is $2500 that my wife gave me August 28th.. REJECTED GOOD ADVICE. "Your minister, Patrick Egan, many times offered me good advice. He urged jtne to make peace with those who op posed me and retire from Chile. I did not heed his wise advice, for I thought he was under the influence of the junta, who then were refugees in the American legation. All through the trouble my closest advisers were opposed to any overtures for peace." Balmaceda's body has been removed to the general cemetery. It was accom panied by members of his family and friends. SAVAGE REJOICING. .Holidays Prolonged In Chile on Account of Balmaceda's Death. New York, Sept. 21.—The Herald's ■ > Valparaiso special says: The account of Balmaceda's suicide yesterday morn ing at the Argentine legation, at Santi ago, is the ono absorbing and exciting topic of conversation. In every part of the country there is a mingled feeling of savage rejoicing at his death and bitter regret £hat he should have killed himself instead of falling into tbe clutches of the mob, who would have delighted to rend him limb frbm limb for the long list of cruelties for which they hold him responsible. It is impossible for any one in this country, not a native, to realize the intensity LOS ANGELES HERALD. of the hatred entertained toward the ex president. The national holidays which were to have ended Saturday night, have been prolonged by the suicide. Feasts, illu minations and other celebrations in honor of the success of the congressional party are kept up, followed by the marching of frenzied crowds through all the streets, shouting songs of triumph on account of the death of their former ruler. Valparaiso papers are just out with extras from Santiago about the suicide. The Argentine minister at Santiago res olutely refused to furnish any of the local papers with a copy of the pathetic letter written by Balmaceda a short time previous to his suicide, in which he defends bis course as president. The correspondent of the Herald, alone of all the newspaper men in the city of Santiago, was able to get a copy of this interesting statement. It was through the indefatigable efforts of Minister Egan that the correspondent was suc cessful. It is the general belief that Balma ceda's death will hasten in a great de gree the restoration of peace through out Chili. Now that the chief enemy of the victorious junta is no more, it is likely his followers will be shown mercy, since without Balmaceda to direct them, they are very little to be feared. Italy, France, Sweden and Norway followed the lead of the United States in the official recognition of the junta. Germany, it will be remembered, was the Becond nation to do so. No official recognition has yet come from England. This creates considerable comment. NO CHANCE FOR ESCAPE. CAPTAIN MANNZEN NOTIFIED OF ' BALMACEDA'S DEATH. The Suioide Was No Surprise to Him—lt Was What He Expected—He Thinks the Diotator Became Partially Insane Under the Pressure of Events. San Diego, Sept. 20. —The news of ex-President Balmaceda's suicide was not known to Captain Mannzen, of the Itata, until communicated to him by an Associated Press reporter at 10 p. m. to night. "My God!" exclaimed the cap tain on being told of the tragedy. "It waß what I expected. There was no chance for him to escape. You do not know, because you can not know, the fury of a Chil ean mob under euch ciieumstances. It would have been impossible for him to escape. He ought to have been torn to pieces had he been detected trying to escape." Captain Mannzen says Balmaceda left a wife, grown son and two daughters. He thinks the dictator had become par tially insane under tbe pressure of events of the last few months. On being ehown the dispatch which says Balmaceda disclaimed all knowledge of the acts of cru elty committed, Captain Mannzen said that was false; that Balmaceda was a brainy, shrewd man, who could not be deceived. He thinks the death of the ex-president will be good for all, as it will help to tranquilize the country. The captain says the Itata will be re leased in a few days and will proceed di rect to Valparaiso, and not go to San Francisco, as has been reported. DEATH'S DOINGS. Ex-Congressman Scott, of Pennsylvania, Passes Away. Newport, R. 1., Sept. 20.—Ex-Con gressman W. L. Scott, of Pennsylvania, died suddenly before midnight last night. Dr. William Pepper stated to day that Scott's death was very sudden aud unexpected, and was due to re peated heart failures. The family leave with the remains in the morning for their home in Erie, Pa. general knapp dead. New York, Sept. 20.—General Joseph F. Knapp, president of the Metropolitan Life lusurance, of this city, died on Monday last, aboard the French steamer La Champagne, which arrived here to day. MRS. BOYDEN 11IDDLE. Philadelphia, Sept. 26.—Mra. Eliza beth Boyden Biddle, who is a grand daughter of Francis Hopkins, a signer of the declaration of independence, and a daughter of Judge Joseph Hopkins, author of Hail Columbia, died this evening of heart failure. She was in her 92d year. a famous ball-player gone. New York, Sept. 20. —Larry Corco ran, the once famous-pitcher of the Chi cago club, and later a member of the New York club, died in Newark, N. J., last night of typhoid fever. A GRAND MASON'S DEATH. Portland, Me., Sept. 20.—Cia Berry, grand secretary of the Masons of Maine, died today, aged 90.. He Was the first telegraph operator and man ager of the Boston office. Crop Bulletin, Washington, Sept. 20.—The weather crop bulletin says in part: California— Raising curing has begun. Weather good for late crops. Oregon—Harvest is practically over. Rains have somewhat damaged pastur age and worked injury to sun-drying fruit. Marine Intelligence. New York, Sept. 20,—Arrived: La Champagne, from Havre; Servia, from Liverpool. Havre, Sept. 20.—-Arrived: La Tour ine, from New York. Hamburg, Sept. 20. — Fuerst Bis marck, from New York. Two Fishers Drowned. Pboria, 111, Sept. 20.—Joseph Harper, colored, and Herbert Thompson, white, Were drowned in the river today while fishing by the capsizing of their boat. MONDAY MORNING, ' SEPTEMBER 21, 1891. THE PROMISED LAND. Swarms of Boomers Hover ing on Its Borders. Every Incoming Train Swells the Throng. The Great Race for Homesteads Will Begin Tuesday Noon. The Late Arrivals Will Have an Advan tage In the Contest—Bedlam In the Streets of Gnthrle, Oklahoma. Associated Press Dispatches. Guthrie, Sept. 20.—The Santa four regular passenger trains, two from the north and two from the south, all came in today in four or five sections of ten and twelve cars each, each section carrying hundreds of home-seekers. The newcomers are hustling around buying outfits and bargaining for con veyances to the border of the new lands. Others are preparing to start, and still others are just going away. There is bedlam in the streets and con fusion everywhere. Those who waited until today before making their provisions for Tuesday's race have a decided advantage over those who rushed pell-mell for the bor der. A list of those sections reserved for school purposes and those allotted to Indians, all of which are exempt from pre-emption, was published today. Land Commissioner Car ter telegraphs that settlers can enter the lands from the Kickapoo reservation which is not included in the lands to be opened to settlement, and lies in the very heart of those that are to be opened. This permission gives the home-seekers many more miles of available border where they may mass for the race. When the contents of the telegram became known, hundreds of the boomers hurried into Kickapoo re servation, and have taken up positions. Much satisfaction is expressed over Secretary Noble's orders to registers and receivers to prevent fraud in connection with the filing of declaratory state ments of old soldiers. The traffic in de claratory statements has been sus pended, home-seekers regarding them as extra-hazardoui investments. SUBJECTS OF UNCLE SAM Made Prisoners by ltussia for Sealing in Bering Sea. Ottawa, Ont., Sept. 20.—1t will be r_e* membered that a short time ago word was received that two vessels, com manded respectively by Dan and Alexander McLean, natives of Cape Breton, N. S., had been seized by a Russian gunboat and the captains made prisoners for sealing in Bearing sea. Friends of the two captives appealed to the Dominion government to secure their release. The minister of marine promised to investigate the affair, and through the British authorities draw the attention of the Russian gov ernment to the breach of the neutrality laws, should it be found that the Mc- Leans sailed in Canadian vessels and bad retained allegiance to the British crown. Tonight a telegram from the collector oi customs at Victoria stated that the McLeans were sailing American vessels, and that it was reported that they had become American citizens. Confirmation would be given to the latter statement by the fact that only naturalized citizens of the United States can sail American vessels. The relatives of the McLeans will now seek the assistance of the United States government to secure their release. A SUDDEN FETCH UP. Electricity Used for Bringing Runaway Horses to a Stop. Chicago, Sept. 20. —A new system of stopping runaway horses by electricity, was given a practical test on the Lake front yesterday by A. B. Holson, the inventor. Holson got into a carriage to which two horses were attached, and with no driver on the box. A man lashed the horses with a whip, and they dashed away at a breakneck speed. Suddenly the animals raised themselves on their haunches and came to a full stop. The invention consists of a dry battery under the driver's box, con nected by wires with metal balls, placed in the horses' nostrils. There are two buttons, one on the driver's box, the other inside, which closes the circuit when pressed. The result is a mild shock which the inventor claims will invariably bring tbe runaway horses to a standstill. THE HALF NOT TOLD. Facts of Europe's Shortage in Bread stuffs Have Been Suppressed. New York, Sept. 20. —An exhaustive study of the world's food supply in the forthcoming number of the American Agriculturist declares that the half has not been told about the European shortage in breadstuff's, which not even a bountiful crop this year would have relieved. The continental powers, especially Russia, suppress facts. In many Russian provinces the scarcity of food became pronounced as far back as February last. In the Konstantinovka district many families have not cooked a meal, but subsist on bread, soaked rye, etc., bestowed in charity. Crazed by Her Husband's Losses. Sioux Falls, S. D., Sept. 20.—Work men on the railroad saw a woman walk to the great Northern bridge yesterday, throw her 8-year-old boy in the river, hurl her 18-months-old baby after him, then plunge in herself. Boats reached the scene and dragged the three ashore, but too late to 1 save the mother and babe. The woman was the wife of a contractor named Neprosicb, and was crazed on account of her husband's bus iness reverses. Texas Fever In Pennsylvania, Huntington, Pa., Sept. 20.—A peculiar disease is playing havoc with cattle in this and adjoining counties. Aheady hundreds of cattle have perished. When attacked the animal's head falls help lessly and its legs seem unable to bear the weight of the bddy. It is believed .the disease is a form of Texas'splenic lever. Jockey Stoval's Shot. Philadelphia, Sept. 20. —The well known colored jockey, Stoval, last night shot and probably fatally injured Alex ander Robinson, a clerk in the sheriff'e office of this city. The parties were on a ferry boat from Gloucester to this city about midnight, Stoval being in the company of two white women. Robiu fcon made a remark which the women re lented, and Stoval, drawing a revolver, fired a bullet into Robinson's left breast. Stoval waß arrested. An Appeal for Strikers. Chicago, Sept. 20.—A largely at tended meeting of iron rroulders this afternoon was addressed by Messrs. Valentine, Fox and Mullin. Mr. Val entine, who is fiom San Francisco, is on • mission to raise funds from tbe mould ers' unions throughout the country to assist the San Francisco moulders, who sSave been on a strike for over a year. A Bather Drowned. San Francisco, Sept. 20. —George White, the 16-year-old son of George vv hite, cashier of the Oakland Consol idated Railway company, was drowned at the Piedmont bathe today. It is supposed that he swallowed a mouthful of water and strangled as he sank. Children Cremated. Boston, Sept. 20. —Sadie and Mary Cullen, aged 7 and 5, were burned to death this morning. They were locked in the bedroom by their parents while the latter went to church. Earthquake in South Carolina. Columbia, S. C, Sept. 20.—A slight earthquake shock was felt here at 10:45 this morning, accompanied by the usual rumbling. No damage was done. CAPTURED AND HANGED. TEE ALLEGED DEATH OF REVOLU TIONIST GARCIA. Reported Battle Between Troops and the Raiders-Several Hilled on Both Sides —Garcia Dead and Sandoval Closely Pursued—Tho Report Not Confirmed. Chicago, Sept. 20.—A special from San Antonio, Tex., says: Juan Maea rito, who has arrived from Mier, Mexi co, Bays the Mexican revolutionists were wertaken near that place by govern ment troops, and a battle ensued, in which several of both sides were killed. Oataria Garcia, the leader of tbe revo lution, was seriously shot and then hinged to a tree. Sandoval, bis chief lieutenant, escaped to the mountains wnh a few followers. Tie is* being |>ur- J sued, and will be captured. New Orleans, Sept. 20. —The Pica yune's Brownsville, Texas, special says: It is reported from up the river that Garcia's force of revolutionists in Mexico is receiving daily reinforcements from this side of the river. Garcia is still re ported making toward tbe Rio Grande, closely pursued by Mexican troops. An engagement was expected today. New Orleans, Sept. 20. —There is no confirmation of the report that Garcia has been captured and hanged. FIGHTING MILITIAMEN. Adjutant-General O'Brien Assaulted By Colonel Haines. Olympia, Wash., Sept. 20.—The feel ing of bitterness existing in the state militia has been intensified by a per sonal encounter between Adjutant-Gen eral O'Brien and Colonel Haines, last night, in the corridor of the Olympia ho tel. The men quarreled over the question ot pay of the militia, and Haines struck O'Brien in the face with hie fist. Cap tain Ashton interfered and took Haines away. Colonel Haines will probably be courtmartialed for attacking the adju tant-general. The latter regrets the oc currence, but states that it was unavoid able on his part. STRUCK HIS WKAK SPOT. A Young Man Killed with a Baseball at Carson, Nev. Carson, Nev., Sept. 20.—Ralph B. Stanley was killed in a baseball game today by being Btruck on the neck with the ball, tlnown by Charles Eitle. He dropped on his knees, arose, started to run and stopped, saying, "Run the bases for me," and pitched forward on his face, dying in three minutes. Stan ley was 20 years old and had a birth mark of a stiff neck. Dr. Guion pro nounced the suddenness of the shock on this weak spot as the cause of death. STARTED BY A SPARK. A Big Paper Mill Burned at Lyons, lowa. Lyons, la., Sept. 20.—The mill of the Lyons Paper company was destroyed by fire today. The prompt work of the Lyons firemen, aided by companies Fulton and Clinton, 111., averted a gen eral blaze in the face of a strong wind. Chief C. L. Root, who is also mayor of Lyons, narrowly escaped death from falling in a well. The loss is estimated $75,000, fully insured. The fire caught, it is believed, from a spark from a pass ing locomotive. Clearing House Statement, Boston, Sept. 20. —Following is the clearing house statement for the past week: Pr. ct. Pr. ct. City. Amount. Decrease, Incr'so New York $731,044,000 11.4 Boston 99,084.000 .... 13.0 Chicago 92,920,000 .. 0.9 Philadelphia... 00,209,000 3.2 St. Louis 22,890,000 .... 5.0 San Francisco.. 20,050,000 3.0 Baltimore 15,478,000 .... 4.0 Cincinnati 13,190,000 .... 5.9 Pittsburg 12,884.000 13.5 Minneapolis ... 9,298,010 .... 44.G Omaha 4,030.000 23.0 Denver 4,350,000 0.6 .... St. Paul 4,311,000 33.0 Galveston 9,539,000 .... 33.8 Portland, Ore... 2,125,000 .... 38.5 Salt Lake 1,457,000 8.2 Tacoma 881,600 11.1 Seattle 763,300 36 5 Los Angeles . . 935,000 56.9 Total for sixty cities of the United States and Canada, $1,220,859,000; in crease, 34. A Suit fits well and proves Fine Tail oring when selected from the large New Stock of H. A, Getz, 125 West Third street. SIT UP ALL NIGHT TONIGHT AND T HINK! nn|T[ 1 1 Of buying such goods as we PI are selling at such Low w JV«i Prices as we are making. 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